Gov. Dannel Malloy discusses Connecticut's plans for storm Sandy, Oct. 26, 2012.
Updated: Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 6:34 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 6:33 AM EDT
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has asked a task force preparing for Hurricane Sandy to ensure that fuel suppliers are fully supplied in Connecticut to avoid shortages.
Arthur Kean, owner of Kean's Corner Mobil in New Canaan, told the Connecticut Post that many stations could run dry before normal deliveries and electric power are restored. Motorists crowded gas stations on Sunday to fill up their tanks.
Kean said he received a full delivery of gasoline on Sunday after a pre-storm rush emptied his tanks Saturday. He says he can probably make it through Tuesday, but anxious customers are driving down his supply.
Michael Fox, executive director of the Gasoline & Automotive Service Dealers of America said a spike in demand and flooding impact could cause a major inconvenience for drivers for several days.
Information from: Connecticut Post